Tsukasa Domyoji asks Tsukushi Makino on a date, but she does not hear him. He later tells her a time and place. Tsukushi shows up four hours late. Searching for a teahouse, the two end up stuck in an elevator.
A plane causes Tsukushi Makino not to hear Tsukasa Domyoji when he says "Let me take you out." He refuses to repeat himself, only promising to tell her "where and when" later. Confused, Tsukushi decides to dismiss it. The next day, Akira Mimasaka and Sojiro Nishikado notice Tsukasa reading a book on dating. The two are ecstatic that he is finally interested in "something other than bullying kids in school." They give him advice, though he is obviously "going to do it his way."
During lunch, Tsukushi is wondering whether Rui Hanazawa has met Shizuka Todo yet. Her classmates are badmouthing her though she chooses to ignore it. Tsukasa then startles her and names a time and place, before walking out. Kazuya Aoike says "It sounds like he was asking you for a date!" though she does not believe that. The following Sunday, Tsukushi is out shopping with her mother. She wonders if Tsukasa is waiting for her, before thinking "Why would I go anyway?!"
Two hours later, it starts to snow and Tsukushi rushes to see if he is waiting. Tsukasa yells at her for being so late. She asks "Why didn't you just go home?!", to which he says "I thought maybe you were in a an accident!" Tsukushi then offers to treat him to tea. Tsukasa first chooses an expensive-looking place so she steers him to somewhere else. They board the elevator which suddenly stops. Realizing they are alone, Tsukushi becomes uncomfortable. Tsukasa's face becomes red and he starts to approach her.